The Second Renaissance
Sir George Trevelyan
"We are in the second
Renaissance. In the first, our European ancestors explored the seas
and discovered new continents. In this, our present age, we are
setting out to explore the cosmos and reality."
Sir George Trevelyan
was a great narrator of poetry. Here are two of his favourite
The enterprise is exploration into God.
Where are you making for?
It takes so many thousand years to wake...
But will you wake, for pity's sake?
(By Christopher Fry)
Awake, awake, the world is young,
for all its weary years of thought.
The starkest fights must still be fought,
the most surprising songs be sung.
(By James E. Flecker)
'FERRIS WHEEL' UFO
On Sunday, August 15, 1999,
at 8:50 p.m., a giant, brightly-lit UFO "shaped like a ferris wheel",
appeared over Marsden, Queensland, Australia, a town 22 miles south of
The UFO was sighted by four
residents of Hickory Street in Marsden, who kept it in view for 40
minutes. Witnesses estimated that the huge object "was 45 degrees
above the horizon" and was "heading west towards Jimboomba".
They described the UFO as
looking... "Like a ferris wheel lying on its side, the size of a
football field, white with more than fifty lights".
Miss J. Sharn, an
eyewitness, said: "It was awesome... the size of a football field. It
had two rows of lights turning in opposite directions. The object was
lying on its side. It reminded me of Close Encounters, the movie. And
do you know, not one of us was scared of it. Not at all. I was so
"I ran over to my
neighbour, who was outside, and asked him to look. 'Can you see what I
see?' He looked and said, 'S--t!' and ran inside. My friends and I
went over to the park to get a better look," she added. "It was so
cold, but no one wanted to go inside to get our jackets."
ET CONTACTS BY
SECRET UFO MEMO:
"FLYING SAUCERS EXIST"
Through the diligent
research efforts of York University researcher Nick Balaskas, a draft
of the original "Project Magnet" Top Secret Memo has been recovered
from the Archives at the University of Ottawa. It adds important
information to the Wilbert Smith UFO research efforts for the Canadian
Wilbert Smith left the
draft in the files to give future researchers the truth of what had
actually happened in the early days of government investigation into
flying saucers. Dying of cancer, Smith made arrangement with his wife
to hide the files so they would survive his death. "They will be
coming to recover them," he told his wife Murl.
1) The matter is the most
highly classified subject in the United States Government, rating
higher than even the H-bomb.
Flying saucers exist.
3) Their modus operandi is unknown but concentrated effort is being
made by a small group headed by Vannevar Bush.
4) The entire matter is considered by the United States
authorities to be of tremendous significance.
-- Full article: 'Flying
not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time
-- T.S. Eliot
For The First Time
The task of
showing whether or not humanity is viable rests with us – each of us.
Unlike other species, humanity can anticipate the future, make
conscious choices and deliberately change its own destiny. For the
first time in the whole history of evolution, responsibility for the
continued unfolding of evolution has been placed on the evolutionary
material itself. We are no longer passive witnesses to the process,
but can actively shape the future. Whether we like it or not, we are
now the custodians of the evolutionary process on Earth. Within our
own hands lies the evolutionary future of this planet.
Peter Russell, author & physicist --
TRUTH PASSES THROUGH THREE STAGES. FIRST IT IS RIDICULED, SECOND
IT IS VIOLENTLY OPPOSED, AND THIRD... IT IS ACCEPTED AS SELF-EVIDENT.
-- Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher, 1788-1860
'THERE IS NO SUCH THING
AS AN INDEPENDENT PRESS'
One night, probably in
1880, John Swinton, then the pre-eminent New York journalist, was the
guest of honour at a banquet given him by the leaders of his craft.
Someone who knew neither the press nor Swinton offered a toast to the
independent press. Swinton outraged his colleagues by replying:
is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as
an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of
you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know
beforehand that it would never appear in print.
paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am
connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar
things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest
opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job.
allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before
twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the
journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to
vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his
race for his daily bread.
know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent
press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We
are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our
talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other
men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
Labor's Untold Story, by Richard O. Boyer and Herbert M. Morais,
published by United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of America,
A very great vision is needed and the person who
must follow it as the eagle seeks the
deepest blue of the sky.
-- Crazy Horse
We are at the final stages
now… so as our prophecy says. Then it must be up to the people with
pure hearts that will not be afraid to help us to fulfil our destiny
in peace for this world.
You recognise that you are
a piece of this total life… and when you come back there is a
difference in that world now. There is a difference in that
relationship between you and that planet and you and all those other
forms of life on that planet, because you have had that kind of
-- Russell Schweichart, Astronaut